Sunday, April 23

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Happy Birthday, Will!

Happy birthday to William Shakespeare. Did you know that he would have been 460 years old if he were alive today?

There are MANY people who are fans of "The Bard" however, did you know that GK Chesterton was also a fan? Read Dale Alquist's Lecture on why he believes that Shakespeare is someone to be celebrated!

The Legislative Assembly Student Page Program

The Legislative Assembly of Alberta is looking for students interested in starting as a Page in the Fall.

St. Isidore currently has 3 students who are pages this year but two of them are graduating!

We are hosting a Microsoft TEAMS online meet with the Recruitment programmers on

Monday, April 24th at 1:30pm to 2pm

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Wright

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 236 306 468 327
Passcode: RfsAWU

Download Teams | Join on the web

The Giant Indigenous Map is coming to SILC!

Sign up here to reserve your spot!

Monday, May 29th

Elementary - 12:30-1:30

Jr / Sr High 1:30-2:30

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The Data Is In!

EICS has developed a performance measure called the Assurance Dashboard for the entire Division and each school community to review the school's performance within the context of our Divisional priorities. By looking at this regularly updated Assurance Dashboard, our EICS school family can reflect on the results and see what improvements we are continually making to best serve our students and staff.

Thanks to all of our stakeholders: Parents, students, and staff who took the time to provide us feedback.

We have seen success across all pillars: Faith Formation, Learners & Learning, Systemic Wellness, and Community Engagement.

A few highlights to share:

  • 97.6% of parents, students, and staff believe that SILC encourages living a sacremental life to deepen their faith journey
  • 96.5% of parents, students, and staff agree that SILC students access learning opportunities and supports that address their diverse learning needs
  • 99.6% of parents, students, and staff agree that SILC honors the dignity of the human person by providing and supporting diversity education and supports for equity and inclusion
  • 97% of parents, students, and staff agree that SILC provides opportunities for all stakeholders to have involvement and provide feedback to improve the educational experience

While our results continue to impress, we are always seeking ways to improve. I'd like to personally thank the parents from the Principal's Advisory Group who provided feedback regarding the Assurance Surveys. Our committment to Catholic Education is our joint priority.

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Provincial Election Advocacy: What To Ask Candidates

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April Diploma Exams

Good LUCK!!

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National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am writing to inform you of an exciting opportunity for your son/daughter! In November of 2023, EICS Island Catholic Schools would like to take students from our five High Schools on a life-changing trip to the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). NCYC is a massive high energy, youth conference where students will have the opportunity to see world class speakers, engage in personal and communal prayer, and engage in service to others.

The goal of this project is to give an opportunity for young people from four different communities to come together to deepen their faith and learn how to live as a disciple of Christ in today's world; to realize that they are part of a vast, vibrant and universal Church, and to connect with other students from different schools across EICS. This is the third time that EICS high school students will be attending this conference and we are hoping that this trip continues to be a genesis for a group of EICS student faith leaders who accept the challenge of Jesus, the call to be a saint.

If interested for MORE INFORMATION, please reach out to our Chaplain, Mrs. Justine Wright

PDF attached below for dates and approximate costs.

First deposit would be due Early May 2023

Fundraising will be available as well

Elementary Classroom

Hello from Mrs.Oikonen!

Welcome to week 32 of online learning! This coming Tuesday, we will be going on a live streamed field trip to a sheep farm! I can't wait!

Take a look at what we are going to be focusing on next week.

April Calendar

Grade 1 Newsletter

Grade 2 Newsletter

Grade 3 Newsletter

Grade 4 Newsletter

Grade 5 Newsletter

Grade 6 Newsletter

St. Isidore Virtual OPEN HOUSE

Are you looking to register for online / outreach learning from Kindergarten (ECS) to 12 this Fall? Check out our #SILCfamily Virtual Open House below!






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Registrations are now OPEN for 2023-2024

St. Isidore Learning Centre (SILC) is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Register early - as we are a "School of Choice" space fills up fast! When you head to our website to "Register", you will see a few options. Please choose the correct program:

  • Online Education - Primarily learning online from home using our Canvas Online LMS - Teacher Directed (Kindergarten - Grade 12+)
  • Outreach Education - Students who require an "in person" connection with teachers and are required to have weekly check-ins in the SILC Centre (Grades 9-12)
  • Chesterton Academy - Fully Synchronous "Joyfully Catholic Classical High School Cohort" Grade 9-12 ONLY. **Tuition Fees may be applied Contact Headmaster McLarney for more information: Check out the website:
  • Home Education - Parent Directed Home Education with our partners, THEE -

Please follow the instructions carefully. All students, even those already attending, must fill out a new registration form. While St. Isidore is a "School of Choice" and not a designated boundary school, we reserve the right to deny any registration that is not complete. Space is limited.

Register here for the 2023-2024 school year:

Any questions? Feel free to contact our secretary, Natalie Mangatal, 780-449-6463 or email

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GrACE Contest A Celebration of Catholic Education

GrACE exists to inspire, invigorate and embolden the spirit of Catholic education in order
to unite, engage, educate and communicate with one voice on its behalf. GrACE, in partnership with the REAL Foundation, is happy to present this contest to EICS students. This is our fifth annual GrACE Contest: A Celebration of Catholic Education.

We invite EICS students of all grade levels to submit work reflecting the importance of, and their experience with or contribution to Catholic education. This year our theme is Better Together. How have students worked towards this theme, or how have they contributed to spreading the message of being better together?

Student Submissions could include such things as (but not limited to):

*Please note, all digital submissions need to be in “view all” format before submitting.

  • A work of art

  • A student poster

  • A formal or informal essay

  • Original music

  • Poetry

  • A presentation (video or otherwise) of social justice work

  • etc

Contest Rules

All Submissions due to Chaplain Wright by April 28 in digital format.

Prizes will be presented May 14 in each community’s parish (This is the kick-off to Catholic Education Week). There will be 14 prizes!

  • K-8 students = 50 dollar prize in the form of a gift card

  • 9-12 students = 100 dollar prize in the form of a gift card

Prizes will be granted by grade level and community:

K-6 Veg. ($50 gift card)

7-12 Veg. ($100 gift card)

K-4 Camrose ($50 gift card )

5-8 Camrose ($50 gift card)

9-12 Camrose ($100 gift card)

K-4 Fort Sask ($50 gift card)

5-8 Fort Sask ($50 gift card)

9-12 Fort Sask ($100 gift card)

(2 prizes) K-4 Sherwood Park ($50 gift card)

(2 prizes) 5-8 Sherwood Park ($50 gift card)

(2 prizes) 9-12 Sherwood Park ($100 gift card)

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2023-2024 School Year Calendars

The 2023/24 approved school year calendars are available by clicking this link:

Here is the approved 2023-2023 school calendar for Sherwood Park.

  • First day of school: Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023
  • Fall break: Week of Monday, Nov. 6, 2023
  • Christmas break: Monday, Dec. 25, 2023 - Friday, Jan. 5, 2024
  • Spring break: Week of Monday, March 25, 2024
  • Victoria Day weekend: Thursday, May 16, 2024 - Monday, May 20, 2024
  • Last day of school: Wednesday, June 26, 2024


St. Isidore Summer School offers courses that allow YOU to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads for the year ahead or finish pre-requisite courses.

Summer School Registration is opening on January 19! St. Isidore Summer School is opening registration earlier as schools and students plan their term two classes and look forward to student schedules for the upcoming school year.

Term 1: July 4-13; Term 2: July 14-24; Full Term: July 4-24

We are offering synchronous, asynchronous, and in-person courses. Check out to view the courses that will be offered and how to reserve your spot! See the Course Listings here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Melissa Damur, Summer School Principal

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Math 30 help!

Are you registered for Math 30-1 and feeling a little anxious? Have you completed Math 20-1 and wondering if you can handle Math 30-1? The blog post below may be able to help.

Indigenous Student Opportunities

Still I Rise conference - May 4, 2023, sponsored by Ever Active Schools

  • Grades 6-12 youth

  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous students walking together towards reconciliation

  • No cost, but registration is required

  • One-day virtual event. Students can join individually, or classes can join together.

Scholarships and Bursaries - various deadlines for application

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Board Highlights & GrACE Highlights for February

The Staff of 2022-2023

The Staff of 2022-2023:

Principal: Mrs. Tracy Melnyk

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Melissa Damur

Chesterton Headmaster: Dr. Gerard McLarney

Creative Director, Chesterton & Chaplain : Mrs. Justine Wright

Secretary: Mrs. Natalie Mangatal

Family Wellness Worker: Katy Parsons

Inclusive Learning Facilitator: Mrs. Shari Morin

Mrs. Christy Oikonen - Elementary (Grades 1-6)

Mr. Daniel Hughes - Jr / Sr Social Studies -

Mr. Brandon Geiger - Jr / Sr Science & Math -

Ms. Jillian Hughes - Jr High LA & Phys Ed & Health -

Mrs. DeeDee Perrott - Sr. Science & Chesterton

Mrs. Eva Fung- Sr Math

Mrs. Katarina Urdova - Chesterton Math -

Mr. Brett Fawcett - Chesterton and Religious Studies -

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OLPH Parish Corner

Stay connected. Our parish makes it very easy for us all to attend. See the links below:

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Important Dates to Remember...

  • April 24 - Physics 30 Diploma for our April writers @8:45 AM

  • April 24 - Science 30 Diploma for our April writers @12:45 PM

  • April 26 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dr. McLARNEY!!!

  • May 19 - School Closure

  • May 22 - Victoria Day - No School

  • June 9 - Grade 12 Graduation Mass & Convocation & Banquet


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Facebook: @StIsidoreEICS

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